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    Silicon Valley Bank opens first UK branchA US-based bank dedicated to supporting firms in the technology sector has opened its first UK branch. Silicon Valley Bank, which claims to back more than...
    Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a £200m initiative to help up to 26,000 firms expand.The GrowthAccelerator has been designed to give firms with genuine potential for strong,...
    Speaking to the Institute of Directors, the Deputy Prime Minister outlined plans for the £1.2billion Business Finance Partnership (BFP). The BFP is part of the Government's package of credit...
    The government has launched a new Enterprise Capital Fund, dubbed Notion Capital, to provide £40 million in funding to high-growth cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies....
    Poor business planning is leading to loan rejections among small firms, research by Sage has revealed.In Sage’s survey of 1,000 small firms, 42% of small-business owners admitted they had no...
    BDRC Continental's report for the banking industry has highlighted the ongoing problems some SMEs face in obtaining credit. Labour yesterday blamed the government's economic policies for...
     The Energy Innovation Centre has revealed access to £29.2m of funding for innovators and companies looking to bring new ideas for tomorrow’s energy industry to market. Available...
    The Access to Finance service has joined the Manchester-based Business Growth Hub.The service, which receives backing from the European Regional Development Fund, provides businesses with...
    29th November 2011Business Angel Investing received a strong boost from Government today, through both a new major 50% tax relief for seed stage investing and the launch of a new £50m angel...
    Government announces new measures to help small businesses grow and create jobs, export to new markets, secure finance and cut red...
    Mid-sized companies that are hungry for working capital are turning to an 'eBay for invoices’ start-up. Despite only launching a full version three months ago, MarketInvoice has traded more...
    The Business Growth Fund (BGF) is a £2.5 billion, government sponsored equity investment programme established to meet the growth finance needs of UK companies.The Fund has recently halved its...
    Invoice finance has continued to grow in popularity, according to a new report by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA).The organisation said total advances from members currently stand at...
    There is nothing to stop high street banks letting their business branch managers make local lending decisions, the Financial Services Authority has said. The clarification of the rules by the City...
    The five main business banks say they are confident of meeting the full year small business lending targets agreed with Government after falling £600m shy at the half year mark The high...
    This is part of the consultation ‘Tax-advantaged venture capital schemes: a consultation’, which runs until 28 September. If you would be interested in attending an event in early...
    Funding Circle lends £1m to region's businessesLast updated: Tue 9th August, 2011 at 08:34am Online loans company Funding Circle has revealed it has provided funding to 34 businesses in the...
    At a banking debate this morning, Which? called upon the Independent Commission on Banking to be brave with its recommendations. Vince Cable joins us to explore how we can prevent another banking...
    MSIF's loan and equity fund is set to make its maiden investments, but investment director Marion Savill has urged more businesses to seek out the help on offer.The Merseyside Loan and Equity Fund...
    As announced in the Government Review of Waste Policy in England 2011, the Waste Prevention Loan Fund (WPLF) has been established to enable organisations to introduce business models and processes...
    The Payments Council has said switching times can be slashed in half and customers given a guarantee that no regular payments will be dropped.Bank business and retail customers will be given a...
    TR&DE provides intensive, specialist support to North West-based businesses to help develop the commercial potential of their R&D to maximise opportunities from globalisation and emerging...
    Manchester-based myParcelDelivery.com has won a six-figure investment from business angel Mark O'Brien.The online parcel delivery website clinched the cash through the Northwest Regional Development...
    Insider Media 17th Junehttp://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/54256-fund-misses-equity-gap-caanEntrepreneur James Caan has told Insider the government-backed Business Growth Fund (BGF) should...
    Computer says 'no' bank lending appeals process off to slow start Businesses rejected by their banks are starting to use a new appeals process but Vince Cable is concerned by the slow take up...
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    The new Grant for R&D programme launched by the Technology Strategy Board in April has attracted hundreds of applications from small and medium-sized companies in its first month.Grant for...
    Businesses with a turnover of less than £10m could still receive cash from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), according to its chief executive Stephen Welton. He told Insider turnover...
    The next Northwest Business Angels (NWBA) network event is set to take place on 20th May at the Northwest Regional Development Agency’s (NWDA) Warrington headquarters, Renaissance House. The...
    Spanish bank Santander has unveiled plans to launch an investment fund worth up to £40m to help north west small businesses.The institution will work with regional universities and newly-formed...
    Under the Business Finance Taskforce’s ‘Better Business Finance’ campaign, small businesses which are refused a business loan from one of the UK’s five main banks can now...
    The social impact seed fund Merism Capital is working with Crowdcube, the 'crowdfunding' website, to offer ordinary people equity in exchange for investment.The initiative it designed to help social...
    The new Bond Support Scheme enables the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) to work with the Government in sharing the risk with lending banks on the issue of contract bonds.Under the scheme,...
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    Access to Finance is now a featured advisor with Funding Store.com.Visit http://fundingstore.com/ for more...
    Turbo Drinks Company Limited, based in Leeds and Cumbria, has received £200,000 finance from three Business Angels, bringing with them a wealth of business and financial experience.The company...
    Welcome to the new Access to Finance site. We welcome your feedback.If you are a business seeking finance or have finance issues within your business then contact us straight away. One of our...

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